We had a great Kiwanis meeting this noon that started with a chicken dinner and continued on a high level. President Josh reviewed a bit of Club history and the many activities carried out during his tenure. Don Fritz, Division 22 out-going Governor, conducted a 90 second visioning exercise, inducted new members, and distributed copies of the new vision statement: "Kiwanis will be a positive influence in communities worldwide..so that one day, all children wake up in communities that believe in them, nurture them and provide the support they need to thrive." President Josh recognized all out-going Officers and Board Members and presented Awards.
The Service Award was presented to Teresa Dredge, not only for her contributions this past year and the past several as she headed up the Back Pack program, served as a Foundation Officer, and demonstrated a "passion" for achieving success. In-Coming Div. Lt. Gov. Steve, installed the In-Coming Officers and Board Members. This included our new President Al Schmidt who took the podium to thank Josh Fields for his great year as President and welcomed him to continue on the Board as Immediate Past President. Al gave a brief statement of expectations and closed the meeting as New President by the symbolic "striking of the bell".